New diagnosis in Louisiana

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  1. Catdaddy87

    Catdaddy87 Member

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    Hello everyone! I have a 9 year old female orange tabby named Sam that we rescued from the shelter that was just recently diagnosed with diabetes. The initial diagnosis and both the cat and I learning to adjust to injections twice daily took a while. I have been reading here for a while and decided to register. Thanks to everyone who put all of the info together here.

    I know she should be on wet food but I haven't been successful in getting her to transition yet. Hoping it will happen eventually. This diagnosis has been a learning curve and a bit stressful at times due to my wife and I having long work schedules and very active lives. Hoping to get her regulated and off of insulin completely one day.
     
  2. Sharon14

    Sharon14 Well-Known Member

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    HI Catdaddy welcome to you and sweet Sam. Some kitties really resist the transition to wet food. Try crushing some of her dry and sprinkling it on top, warming up the wet and stirring it good to release the aroma sometimes helps too. There are a couple dry foods that are low enough in carbs one is young again zero available only online
    https://www.youngagainpetfood.com/zero-mature-health.html
    The other is Dr Elseys https://www.drelseys.com/clean-protein/
    Both will send you a sample.
    Here's some more info
    http://catinfo.org/docs/TipsForTransitioning1-14-11.pdf
     
  3. Catdaddy87

    Catdaddy87 Member

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    Thanks Sharon. I have been looking into the young again. I haven't given up on the wet food yet!
     
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  4. Kris & Teasel

    Kris & Teasel Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to you and your kitty! Yes, it's stressful and there's a lot to learn but we can help. :)
     
  5. Yong

    Yong Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Sam and his parents! :bighug:
    Lots of information on the forum and experienced members who live and breathe feline diabetes! Few things to get you started.
    A signature with some basic information about your kitty is helpful when posting and helps those of us with bad memories: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/editing-your-signature-profile-and-preferences.130340/

    We are very data driven here and highly promote home testing. It is the best tool in caring for our fur babies diabetes. Here is the Spreadsheet we use, all you need is a Google account: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/fdmb-spreadsheet-instructions.130337/

    And I like to give this to new members; better to be prepared, but I hope you never need it: http://www.felinediabetes.com/FDMB/threads/how-to-treat-hypos-they-can-kill-print-this-out.15887/

    If you need help with ANYTHING, don't be afraid to ask.:cat:
     
  6. JanetNJ

    JanetNJ Well-Known Member

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    Welcome
     
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